AN EVALUATION OF HUMAN THERMAL MODELS FOR THE STUDY OF IMMERSION HYPOTHERMIA EQUIPMENT
This report presents an evaluation of mathematical models of a man in a cold environment. The models are evaluated for their ability to predict the effectiveness of anti-exposure equipment used during cold water immersion. The evaluation is done by comparison of model results to those observed during in vivo cold immersions with a wide range of anti-exposure equipment. The models evaluated are those, available in the literature, which employ a metabolic rate control submodel. Model results obtained with modified and experimental submodels are discussed.
Clemson UniversitySystems Engineering Program
Clemson, SC USA 29631
United States Coast Guard2100 Second Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20593
- Baker IV, E R
- Harnett, R M
- Ringuest, J L
- Publication Date: 1979-10-12
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 102 p.
- TRT Terms: Cold weather; Crash exposure; Hypothermia; Mathematical models; Operations; Protective clothing; Rescue equipment; Survival; Thermal properties
- Uncontrolled Terms: Exposure (Human)
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Marine Transportation; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00311583
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: CG-D-80-79 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-CH-72074-A
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM